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Those of you who read my blog regularly will have noticed that I go to the craftsUprint site for most of my digital downloads for card-making, be it digital/electronic cutting files for my Silhouette Cameo, through to digi-stamps for colouring in. Well craftsUprint have just announced a DISCOUNT CODE. Details are at the bottom of this blog post.
I’ve got four cards to show you this time. I hope you like them.
(Clicking on the text links below each set of images takes you to the pages where you can see some of what I used to make the cards.)
There’s a bit of variety in these cards.
- Heavenly Mini Theme by Janette Padley and Fairy Paloma by Mishara Armenia (This is a lovely kit whether you want to use it for a scrapbook page or for a card front. I used it for a card front. I took lots of elements from this kit, together with two of the fairy images from the Fairy Paloma kit, into one of my graphics packages and I re-sized, moved around, etc., until I was happy for my card front layout of around 8″ across and 7″ top to bottom. I put the greeting “Penblwydd Hapus” – Welsh for “Happy Birthday” on the greetings tag before printing it out onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock, but I could change this greeting and the images before I make it again if the occasion is different. After printing I cut the card front out and stuck it to the front of an 8″ square white Crafty Bob base card using finger-lift tape and trimmed off the bottom to match the card front topper size.)
- Pirate Boy with Treasure by Diane Hannah (I printed the sheet onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and cut out the pieces. I then matted the main image onto silver mirror cardstock and trimmed so that the topper was the correct width for an A5 base card. I stuck the matted image directly to the front of an ordinary white base card. I then shaped the pieces to be decoupaged and attached these to the front of my card using glue gel. I finished off with some star embellishments and sticky back faux pearls and gems spilling out of the treasure chest. A really fun image for a card for a young boy.)
- BEAUTIFUL HORSES HEADS ENTWINED IN SILVER/BLACK FRAME A4 by Nick Bowley (I printed the sheet onto Matte Crafty Bob paper at A5 size. I then cut it out. As there are so many framing elements within the image itself I decided to simply go round the outside cut edge with a Gold metalic marker before sticking the image to the front of an A5 base card made from white linen textured cardstock using finger-lift tape. A perfect, quick, card that will go through the post on an ordinary letter stamp and fit in an ordinary C5 envelope with no problems.)
- Relaxing in the Garden by June Young (I printed the design out onto Matte Crafty Bob paper and cut out the pieces. I prepared a base card by scoring an A4 sheet of white, linen textured, cardstock using my Hougie Board and then folding it in half. I attached the base image directly to this using super sticky tape. I also used the tape to attach the blank greeting panel – I don’t know what language the card will be needed in yet, so haven’t added a greeting, but if one of the ones included is needed I can just stick it on top of the blank. I used 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach each of the round pyramage layers in order. I shaped the additional flowers and attached them using glue gel. I think that this card would be suitable for a man or a woman, I know that there are some flowers on it, but there are men who garden and grow flowers and like to relax in their garden as well as women.)
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(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)
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(Thank you to every body who’s left comments on my previous blog posts. I really do appreciate them all.)